Simple, No-Mess Burger Crumbles

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READY IN: 7hrs 15mins
Recipe by Jora6512

The ideas for this easy make-ahead recipe came my friend Sharon, a homeschooling mom with 2 teen boys and a 12-yr-old daughter. She's always looking for easy meal prep ideas. This method lets you stock your freezer with ground beef crumbles. After that, go wild with already-cooked crumbles that you can use in tacos, sloppy Joes, hamburger casserole, etc. Note: Time and amount are approximate. Today I have about 7.5 lbs of burger crammed into my largest crockpot.


  1. Remove ground beef from package and loosely crumble into crockpot. (I use food handler gloves for this step.).
  2. Turn crockpot to low.
  3. You can stir the crock during cooking if you want to.
  4. Seven hours later (depending on crock), drain burger drippings into a grease jar. You can rinse the burger crumbles and crumble them smaller after they've been drained.
  5. Let burger cool.
  6. Package into ziplocks for the freezer.

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